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College of Education introduces new University Induction Coordinator

The College of Education recently hired South Carolina educator and instructional coach, Nicole Skeen, to coordinate a new induction support program for USC graduates.

College of Education names new Director of the Office of Clinical Experiences

Christopher Burkett will oversee the placement of all teacher candidates in their practicum and internship experiences.

College of Education Alumna inducted into SC National Guard Warrant Officer Hall of Fame

Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Sandra (Sandy) A. Gordon was inducted into the South Carolina Army National Guard's Warrant Officer Hall of Fame at a ceremony held April 2, 2017 at McEntire Joint National Guard Base in Eastover, South Carolina.

College of Education staffer enjoys a crowning moment

Regina E. Wragg was crowned Ms. Columbia Plus America 2017. She will compete with women from across the state of South Carolina for the title of Miss South Carolina Plus America on April 22.

College of Education to host Spark Talks on April 6

Modeled after the well-known TED Talks, these brief addresses will give insight into research in a unique, fast-paced and entertaining way - each talk lasting just a few minutes.

College of Education Witten Lecture screens video documentary, The Travelstead Room: A Space to Honor, A Place to Engage

This video, through comments by faculty, staff, students, and visiting scholars, examines the importance of memorializations at colleges and universities and the significance of designing spaces that encourage teachers and students to address and to confront issues of civil rights and social justice.

Alum, Sarah Bolton, Earns Ian Axford Fellowship

Sarah Bolton, a College of Education alumna, recently traveled more than 8,000 miles to research ways to improve education equity.

New Field Placement Coordinator for Palmetto College to serve students and schools

After more than 14 years of teaching, Chastity Graham recently joined the staff of the College of Education as the Field Placement Coordinator for Palmetto College.

Education professor aims to improve equity in education for African American students

College of Education faculty member Gloria Boutte has spent her career researching how to achieve equality in teaching for black students. She recently created the Center for the Education and Equity of African American Students (CEEAAS).

Issues Facing African American Students Focus of Upcoming Roundtable Series

The Center for the Education and Equity of African American Students (CEEAAS) at Carolina is hosting a series of roundtable discussions throughout 2017.

Elementary Education Students Write and Present Books to Young Students

The UofSC students wrote, and in some cases illustrated, books about each child in hopes of fostering a love or writing and reading from an early age.

Gamecock Student Athletes Read to Elementary School Students

Senior elementary education student, Erin Neuenfeldt, is an intern at Oak Pointe Elementary School in Irmo and on the Gamecocks beach volleyball team. When she asked some fellow student-athletes to join her for a day of reading to students, it was all hands on deck. More than two dozen Carolina students from our basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and tennis teams turned out.

New Field Placement Coordinator Joins COE Team

Pamela Adams will oversee the placement of middle level students who want to be teachers.

Counselor Education Professor Authors Book About Creating Stepfamily Rhythm

Counselor Education Professor Authors Book About Creating Stepfamily Rhythm

Because parenting differences are among the top reasons cited by remarried couples who divorce, understanding how to achieve parental agreement is crucial to a successful stepfamily.

Alumna Earns Prestigious Teaching Award

Stephanie Johnson, a teacher in the Richland One School District, earned the Horace Mann Award of Teaching Excellence.

Responding to the mental health of students and school staff after the SC Flood 2015

When a disaster strikes, school counselors serve students and their families as well as the school's staff. They must be prepared to help students and families displaced from their homes and assist with any emotional or physical trauma that students faced immediately after the natural disaster and those problems that can linger on for months or even years.

USC Alum Named as Finalist for National Education Association Foundation's Teaching Excellence Award

USC Alum Named as Finalist for National Education Association Foundation's Teaching Excellence Award

Originally from Sumter, SC, Stephanie M. Johnson graduated from USC with a BA in English in Spring 2003 and completed her Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education in December 2004.

Keeping Students in School to Give Them a Chance to Succeed

Keeping Students in School to Give Them a Chance to Succeed

"Educators and school communities have significant influence over students' lives and could step in to provide the critical social capital and support networks that promote educational opportunities and lead to positive relationships." -Susan C. Bon, J.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Meir Muller to Receive Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award

Dr. Meir Muller to Receive Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award

When asked for his response to the Association's announcement, Dr. Muller replied, "I am humbled to receive this award and attribute the recognition to the wonderful mentors, colleagues and students that I interact with at USC."

USC Coaching Teachers Prepare for SC Teaching Standards 4.0

USC Coaching Teachers Prepare for SC Teaching Standards 4.0

SC Teaching Standards 4.0, will go into effect in public schools across the state in 2017-2018. The College of Education has been preparing coaching teachers to train their interns to meet these new standards

STEP Into Science Teaching Program Celebrates 10 Years

STEP Into Science Teaching Program Celebrates 10 Years

The STEP Into Science Teaching Program is a year-long program where teachers from across South Carolina are able to gain experience with inquiry-based instruction.

Center for Inquiry Conference a Great Success

Center for Inquiry Conference a Great Success

The Center for Inquiry's conference,"Inquiry Matters," produced with support from the College of Education, was highly successful, drawing many positive responses from the attendees.

USC Sponsors 2016 Inquiry Matters Conference

USC Sponsors 2016 Inquiry Matters Conference

Inquiry Matters conferences offer accessible, intentional and systematic ongoing professional development to USC students, faculty and Consortium for Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning Partner Schools across South Carolina and the country.

Student Spotlight: Sally Hyatt

Student Spotlight: Sally Hyatt

Sally Hyatt works to earn her Ph.D. in Education Leadership: Higher Education

Dr. Dickey to be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Dickey to be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Honors Edwin Dickey with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the profession of teaching math.

 

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